cell phones http://wkms.org en Public Service Commision to Reveal New Area Code Plan http://wkms.org/post/public-service-commision-reveal-new-area-code-plan <p></p><p>Kentucky’s Public Service Commission will announce today whether or not it will create a new area code for the western part of the Commonwealth. The cell phone boom has resulted in using nearly all of the numbers available with the current 270 area code. The new area code would be designated as 364. Mon, 17 Dec 2012 13:54:15 +0000 The Associated Press & Whitney Jones 25765 at http://wkms.org Public Service Commision to Reveal New Area Code Plan Cell Phone Scams Double in IL http://wkms.org/post/cell-phone-scams-double-il <p>A consumer advocacy groups says scams adding charges to people’s cell phone bills have almost doubled in Illinois this past year.&nbsp; The Citizens Utility Board says scammers target cell users as wireless communication increases and new laws forbid cramming land lines. Cramming refers to third-party charges added to customers’ bills for services they never ordered. Wed, 05 Dec 2012 14:40:24 +0000 The Associated Press & Whitney Jones 25311 at http://wkms.org Cell Phone Scams Double in IL New Cell Phone Laws in Effect for Illinois Drivers http://wkms.org/post/new-cell-phone-laws-effect-illinois-drivers <p>Illinois drivers are coming under more pressure to stay off their cell phones. Governor Pat Quinn has signed four new laws aimed at making state roadways safer. Three of them confront the problem of drivers becoming distracted by talking and texting on their cell phones.&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 20 Jul 2012 21:14:45 +0000 AP 19522 at http://wkms.org New Cell Phone Laws in Effect for Illinois Drivers Bill to Ban Cell Phones Near Emergency Scenes is Headed to Quinn's Desk http://wkms.org/post/bill-ban-cell-phones-near-emergency-scenes-headed-quinns-desk <p>The flashing lights of a parked ambulance or other emergency vehicle may soon be a sign for Illinois drivers to hang up the phone.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 29 May 2012 14:22:01 +0000 Associated Press 18148 at http://wkms.org Bill to Ban Cell Phones Near Emergency Scenes is Headed to Quinn's Desk